GUWAHATI, Dec 1 - Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi, who turned 77 today, celebrated his birthday in a quiet manner by visiting the Basistha temple in Guwahati, and the Hayagriva Madhava temple, Kedarnath temple and Poa Mecca of Hajo and offered prayers for the welfare of the people of Assam.
Prof Mukhi also visited Sualkuchi and interacted with the weavers at the Rimky Silk Weaving factory. He lauded the weavers for creating beautiful handloom works, and requested the local weavers to fully utilise the Government schemes to showcase their creations.
The Governor laid stress on market linkages to promote and popularise the products of Sualkuchi. He also asked the weavers to explore new markets outside the State so that their products get adequate patronage from outside as well.
He said that frequent exchanges between the weavers of Sualkuchi with those of other states will facilitate exchange of ideas, skills and promotion of handloom products as a whole.
The Governor wished them luck and assured to support them in their endeavour. First Lady Prem Mukhi accompanied the Governor during his visit.